I have been suffering from an very itchy and oily scalp for 6 months now. It has caused considerable hair loss too. I also had flakes for a couple of weeks but that’s calmed down. There is also a weird sweat-like smell that develops just hours after washing my hair.
What is happening to my scalp and what can I do? Is this seborrhea?
This could be seborrhea. If you have an oily scalp, you might try shampooing twice a day using a shampoo for oily hair and one which is also for those people with dandruff. Seborrhea should not cause balding unless you have genetic hair loss or are washing with such vigor that you are, in effect, pulling out your hair. If that fails to solve your problem, see a doctor, of course.